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Celebrating the life of

Donna Gail Nichols

May 14, 1950 - April 06, 2024

Donna Gail Nichols

In Loving Memory: Donna Gail Futch Nichols (May 14,1950 - April 6, 2024)

Donna Gail Futch Nichols, age 73, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 14,1950, in Statesboro, Georgia to the late Jackie Aldrich and William Futch.

Donna was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She touched the lives of many with her kindness, generosity, and unwavering love for her family and friends.

Donna graduated from Claxton High School in 1968 and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education from Georgia Southern University. She pursued a successful career in education, working with middle and high school students in the Chatham County School District for 30 years.

Her smile was a true reflection of the joy she brought to the lives of others. It was a reminder of her compassionate spirit and the love she shared with everyone fortunate enough to know her. She cherished spending time with her family and friends. Donna found solace in the beauty of Tybee Island and shared her enthusiasm with all those that she loved.

Donna is preceded in death by her loving husbands, Danny Pittman (2 years) and Jerome Nichols (7 years). She is survived by her daughter, Sandy Nichols Moore of West Union, South Carolina. Donna’s role as a grandmother brought her immeasurable joy. She adored her grandchildren Thomas Moore (Sally) and Annie Moore; her great grandchildren Lila, Violet, and Mary Anderson Moore as well as several other cousins. They were the light of her life, and she will forever hold a special place in their hearts.

A service to celebrate the remarkable life of Donna Gail will be held at Greenwich Cemetery on April 10, 2024, public visitation from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM followed by a graveside service at 11:00AM. The family requests that any donations be made in Donna’s name to the Chatham County Humane Society. May her soul rest in eternal peace, and may her memory be a source of comfort and strength to all those who mourn her loss



A candle has been lit!

Sandy, Annie, Thomas & girls. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Grandma Donna was a special lady. I know you will miss her. Love to you all.

- Donna & Billy Lusk, Walhalla, Sc

I am heart broken to hear of Donna’s. Passing, she was like a sister to us for All her life she has been a true warrior all her life.she has suffered so many years, rest I peace my dear one

- Marie White, Savannah, Georgia

Donna you were more than than just a friend I thought of as a sister to be I truely going to miss those talk we had and your smile you were the most loving women I ever meet your heart was so big Until we meet again my dear friend who I love very much So sorry for yall loss yall lost a great women my prayers go out to yall all I can hear Donna now correcting my English Jan Hacket

- Jan Hacker, Springfield, Ga

Condolences to Family, friends and classmates. Donna will be missed

- Venoid Vann irvin, Adrian, adrian,Ga 31002

Donna was one amazing person! Growing up in Claxton, many of us shared lots of great times at Claxton High. Donna was one of those faithful “Tigers” who spent time cheering, supporting, keeping statistics and scorebooks throughout high school. She was a major player in the production of The Chatter and was editor our Senior year. If it hadn’t been for her mama and daddy “hauling” us around, I may have never been able to go to most of the athletic events during those years. Donna was laidback and a peacemaker. She was loyal, funny, a little mischievous but smart enough to never get caught! I cherished her friendship and was not surprised that she made a champion-effort to make it to our 55th reunion just 5 months ago. All of her life, she has shown us what fortitude really is. She blessed my life!

- Julia Horton Impink, Evans, Ga

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- Terri Feusner, Savannah, Georgia

Heart felt condolences to Donna’s family… We grew up as childhood friends, in the ‘50’s and graduated together, with the CHS Class of 1968. Rest in peace, sweet lady…

- William Edwards, Cumming, GA

I am so sad to hear of Donna's passing. I met her about 10 years ago and had the privilege of helping her sell her home and buy another one. Donna was such a kind person. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

- Pam Chance, Pooler, GA

Donna Gail was a very special person . She was loved by everyone that knew her. She will be in my heart forever.

- Cathy H Branch, Savannah, GA

My condolences for Donna Gayle’s family. She was always more than a friend. You always felt like family around her. She had a smile that would light up a room and a personality that was larger than life itself. Till we meet again kind woman, your forever in my heart.

- Tim Ready, Savannah, Ga

Fran and I will truly miss the fun we had with Donna. Fran will especially miss her sense of humor and joy she provided during Claxton HS basketball games. She was part of the "Rat Pack" and will be truly missed. Love and affection. Bill North and Fran Sikes North

- William C North, Richmond Hill, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel